Akhilesh drives to Mayawati's bungalow to thank her


Lucknow, March 14: Setting aside bitter and historic rivalry of 25 years, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday evening drove to the residence of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati to thank her for the support to his party candidates in the Phulpur and Gorakhpur parliamentary by elections.

While Akhilesh Yadav had thanked the BSP chief who he fondly calls 'Buaji' (aunt) at a hurriedly-called press conference in the evening, he created a flutter in political circles here as his cavalcade drove from his Vikramaditya Marg residence to the sprawling bungalow of Mayawati at Mall Avenue, a kilometre away. 

They were closeted together for about 20 minutes.

What transpired between the two is not yet known but it is understood that the two discussed the poll outcome in which their parties had together routed the ruling BJP. 

Sporting the 'brand SP' red cap, Akhilesh Yadav merely waved at the waiting media on his return and said nothing. 

His security personnel had a tough time clearing the route as the media wanted to know the details of one of the biggest political developments in the state in the past two decades.

In Phulpur, SP's Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel trounced his BJP rival Kaushlendra Singh Patel by 59,613 votes, while in Gorakhpur, SP's Pravin Nishad defeated BJP's Upendra Shukla by 21,881 votes. 

The meeting between Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav has triggered speculation about a possible tie up between the two sides on lines of a grand alliance in the run up to the crucial 2019 general elections, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks a second term for himself.



Don’t Miss

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight
Lok Sabha adjourned for the day
Anna attacks Modi govt on Lokpal, agrarian crisis
News24 Editor-in- Chief Anurradha Prasad on 50 Most Influential Women List
Suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France
Birthday special: Never seen before pics of Kangana Ranaut
This Big B selfie is going viral
Chow Chweet.. Priyanka's never seen before PIC
Mi TV 4 and Mi TV 4A sale begins today at 12 noon
LIVE: RS Elections: BJP confident of clinching nine seats in Uttar Pradesh
Urmila Matondkar is a Bewafa Beauty. Know details
Last date for Aadhaar based verification of mobile connections extended
Is Sikh youth being trained at ISI facilities in Pak? There's evidence
Salman leaks Race 3 looks.. In PICS, don't miss
Wow! Sunny Leone will teach you her art!!!
Facebook Data Breach: Zukerberg can be summoned if need arises: Prasad
Zabardast.. Katrina is Bollywood no.1 !!!
25 killed in Kabul bombing
Ranveer believes in having this quality
Sanjay Dutt is very angry over this
Anushka enjoys without hubby Virat !!!..Know how
Gear up: Flash sale of these popular smartphones starts today
Navroz: Mubarak President, PM greet Parsi community
Now buy iPhone in just Rs 13K, Macbook in Rs 30K: Check details
Names of 39 Indians who died in Mosul
Alia Bhatt injured on the sets of Brahmastra in Bulgaria
Shami's uncle reveals: Haseen Jahan shopped for lakhs, was mad for properties
Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai ensures 'Zero' will deliver more than what it promises
Tale of 2 cities: Mumbai and Delhi-- both face wrath of protesting students
Google to let users shop through Search, Assistant

Most Recent

Most Popular